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Co-author of children’s book about Holocaust to speak Tuesday in Frisco

Written by co-authors Ann M. Leis and Gail Danziger Klein and illustrated by Patricia Hardwick, the children’s book “Music of the Butterfly: A Story of Hope,” will be front and center during a public presentation from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Next Page Books and Nosh in Frisco.

Gail Danziger Klein, co-author of the children's book "Music of the Butterfly: A Story of Hope," will be at Next Page Books and Nosh for a public presentation from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday.

Klein wrote the book that focuses on the story of her mother, a Hungarian survivor of Auschwitz, with co-author Ann M. Leis and illustrator Patricia Hardwick.

Because of the book's topic, Tuesday's presentation could come with extra weight given recent violence at a neo-Nazi and white supremacists' protest earlier this week in Charlottesville, Virginia.

With Klein's mother serving as the narrator, the book tells the history of the Holocaust in a "gentle" way, according to the authors, "one that teaches children the importance of being upstanders rather than bystanders, using one's coping skills when faced with challenges today and the dangers of bullying."

Tuesday's event is free. For more about the book, go to MusicOfTheButterfly.com. For more about the bookstore and the many events it plays host to every month, go to NextPageBooks.com.

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